The Great White Way that could also be Times Square, a.k.a. Broadway, is getting a life-preserver of sorts, at least from PBS, when Filmed On Stage reported today that PBS will offer free streaming of their Broadway on stage programs of “Great Performances” and “Live From Lincoln” for a limited time.
Fans of Broadway who are missing out on New York’s famed stage, as well as touring shows, and even local theater productions, can satisfy their appetite for Broadway shows with unlimited performances from PBS’s popular stage on TV shows up until May 27.
The idea of live-streaming Broadway was floated by yours truly (Daniel plus Lauren) when Broadway was first closed by COVID19, even a benefit by Rosie O’ Donnell was done last Sunday evening to benefit The Actor’s Fund.
There’s only one thing to do when you’re ordered to stay home to stop the spread of COVID19, you keep yourself busy, and you can only take so much of the iPhone, iPad, or MacBook Pro screen, some are doing jigsaw puzzles, others are watching movies, then there are those who turn to the arts, Lauren Conrad’s son, Liam James Tell, spent his Saturday doing a little painting.
Liam did a little bit of drawing with his marker, but Liam got down and dirty with finger-painting, diving into colors of yellow, green, and blue, figuring out where the construction paper takes little Liam.
Lauren also got to enjoy the benefits of home with second-born, Charlie Wolf Tell, more than a week ago, showing off the cuteness of a smiling infant.
For a while now, we’ve been told to take a global idea we have to improve our planet and put local action into it, but it’s always that one little spark in our own backyard that goes beyond our surroundings creating a ripple effect, a snowball that is a game-changer, Maria’s Bags By Alida Boer gears in on global effect with the Chichicastenango Quiche handbag.
The universe can be found in the mini domina handbag, this satchel bag is a classic revisited, combining the most delicate Mayan textiles with traditional leather craftsmanship, the mini domina creates a casual chic look perfect for any occasion, it also comes with detachable cross-body strap adjustable to 48.8″.
Maria’s extends the universe with the mini fausto clutch with ironwork, Mayan handmade textile on the flap, adjustable leather knot closure, metal logo on the front, interior pocket, and Italian leather all making for a strong worldly bag.
The huipil from Chichicastenango includes representations of the entire universe, like the embroidered peaks around the neck symbolize the sun and the black circles represent the moon, together they are a sign of fertility.
The small rhomboids are the stars in the heavens and the wavy lines are the seas, most of the huipils also include the design of the double-headed eagle, this is the Cot of the K’iche’s which represents Balam Akap, the night warlock.
Burberry announced first thing today that it’s making an all out effort to help those in the medical profession, revealing their contributions to use their precious resources, as well as donations to grab hold of the COVID19 virus.
Burberry will deliver 100,000 surgical masks to the UK National Health Service that will be used by their medical staff, which Burberry will utilize its global supply chain network to fast-track delivery on the mask.
Burberry will also retool it’s trench coat factories in Castleford and Yorkshire to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients, production and distribution will be subject to approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency before dispenses.
Burberry will also be fighting to eradicate COVID19 by funding research into a single-dose vaccine developed by the University of Oxford (who’s best known for developing emergency vaccines for fighting Ebola and MERS) that is on course to begin human trials next month.
Burberry’s also on a mission to combating food poverty during COVID19 as it will donate to the food charities of FareShare and The Felix Project that’ll set up community produce hubs, delivering food to young children who rely on free school meals and increasing pre-packed food parcels to help food banks cope with demand and maintain social distancing policies.
In spite of Burberry reporting staggering losses due to COVID19, Burberry is in a well off position thanks to its popularity, and the revenue it brings in for all its existence because of what makes Burberry great to fight COVID19 in a more fundamental way than other brands so far.
Though, it’s not business as usual with COVID19 disrupting our routines, forcing us to work from home while managing life at the same time, that doesn’t mean Lauren Conrad and her LC Lauren Conrad collection at Kohl’s are slowing down today as Lauren announces her new LC Lauren Conrad Rug Collection.
With this new LC Lauren Conrad Rug Collection, you’ll get nothing but comfort while creating a new look with the versatile gray diamond rug, or completing a room makeover with the tribunal medallion rug, or an appealing addition to your home in a multi antique rug, and the blush geo rug that brings it all together.
In addition to the bedding, accessories, handbags, shoes, and clothes from the LC Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohl’s, the LC Lauren Conrad Rug Collection definitely brings depth to any room in your home, adding an extra element to your living room, bathroom, or bedroom.
Informa, the good people that bring you the one and only trade shows from the Javits Center over in New York’s Hudson Yards that are the NY Women’s, Project Men’s, Coterie, and Children’s Club, all came together Thursday to announce an important webinar happening this Monday at 1 p.m. EDT being a small business survival guide on getting through COVID19.
In a first of hosted webinars, these sessions will discuss strategic retail planning, financial assistance programs, current options for business loans, production and inventory scheduling/ planning, and local initiatives available for small businesses nationwide.
Since stay at home orders and non-essential business has been ordered to shutdown along with bans of large groups of people, events like the NY Women’s trade show in May were cancelled, as well as all work not a priority right now are not operating.
Suddenly, many businesses are in serious trouble, especially small retailers who are losing money from no business, so it’s imperative the fashion retail community come together to give as much support as possible.
The Governor’s Ball Music Festival that’s another iconic event that takes place in New York City, got its walking papers today when it announced that this 3 day event originally set for June 5 to June 7, is canceled, as COVID19 changes life in the present, and future.
Organizers saw the writing on the wall that a postponement was impossible, given the logistics, planning, and availability needed to still pull off the ball in 2020, organizers did however see the big picture concerning the safety and well-being of fans, artists, staff, vendors, and partners, making all involved priority one.
Since there’s no NYC Governor’s Ball this year, organizers are going full speed ahead about planning the event’s big comeback in June 2021, and looked forward for everyone to return at that time.
The Governor’s Ball is yet another casualty in a long line of events postponed or cancelled, The Tony Awards that happen to take place on June 7 were also postponed Wednesday, but no new date was announced.
Plus, literally all of New York City’s out of work, as well as the whole country, as unemployment claims shot up to highest numbers in history, as it was announced today with claims at 3.3 Million.
The United States Department of Labor delivered staggering numbers today that initial unemployment claims reached 3,283,000, now the highest amount in the history of record, beating the previous record of 695,000 in October 1982 when inflation and interest rates were staggeringly high.
On average, unemployment claims were at 282,000 before stay-at-homes orders and non-essential businesses ordered to close took effect, but a jump in claims upended that average by 3,001,000, causing the record number in a given week.
Sources close to Daniel plus Lauren have said that all of New York City is a ghost town, nothing is going on, no tourists are coming in, and every business you can name that’s non-essential are not operating, or just simply closed, fashion for one is greatly affected, locally and globally.
Kristin Cavallari announced a new way today for all of her fans on Instagram to get the latest news about what’s going on with Kristin, and her latest projects, it’s texting, where you now get to sign up for text alerts just be going to Kristin’s bio on Instagram to get connected.
It’s a more intimate way for Kristin to connect to her family of Instagram followers, who will be first to know on the everyday adventures Kristin is up to, as well as the latest with Uncommon James.
Kristin Cavallari is definitely keeping her loyal fans engaged in spite of stay-at-home orders thanks to coronavirus, in a effort to stop to spread of the disease, Kristin today also got in a workout with BFF, Justin Anderson, as a way to stay active, and not stay on the couch.
It was inevitable, and now it’s official, The 74th Annual Tony Awards have been postponed with no new date as of yet, and it’s all because of one reason, concerns over coronavirus, the health and safety of the Broadway community are more important than the awards themselves with the official award show organizers.
While the Tony Awards are held off until it’s safe to go outside again, the closure of Broadway since March 12 has halted not only stage shows, but any possible period of consideration where productions are happening, and the committee for the Tony’s decide on which shows to nominate.
Broadway has seen its share of benefits lately since actors and crew are out of work, plus the passing of Terrence McNally, who died from coronavirus on Tuesday.
The only saving grace now to any new type of Broadway content is calling for the release of “In The Heights” onto VOD instead of waiting till it’s out in theaters, which got postponed indefinitely also.